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  • Short Summary

    The Winkfield tracking station designed to track the UK1 satellite.

  • Description

    Location: Berkshire, England / Great Britain

    Various panning GV. of the complex system of tracking aerials at the Winkfield Minitrack Station where they hope to track the path of UK1 satellite.

    Various shots of the vast control system at Winkfield Minitrack Station, coverage shows the master tracking console punched tape machine and tracking data recorder digital clock and master timing command transmitter triggering "Yagi" aerial, a teleprinter with the direct link with Spacon. Day and night

    MS. Calibration camera, an important part of the minitrack system. MS. The highly pronged "Yagi" aerials. LS. The control hut by day and night.

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    Note: The clapper board is repeatedly seen throughout the film.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    3040.15
    Media URN:
    86555
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1962
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:07:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:49:00 / 01:33:57:00
    Canister:
    UN 3610 C

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